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  • Contemporary Japanby Duncan McCargo

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 100.00

    This introductory text explores Japan through the prism of three alternative perspectives: mainstream, revisionist, and culturalist. Beginning with the noting of Japan as a ''contested territory'' the book focuses on debates about the real nature of Japan's successes and shortcomings. more...

  • Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japaby William E. Deal

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 70.00

    Captures the essence of life in great civilizations of the past. Each volume in this series examines a single civilization, and covers everything from landmark events and monumental achievements to geography and everyday life. more...

  • Japanese and Americansby Charles Grinnell Cleaver

    University of Minnesota Press 1976; US$ 72.00

    Long periods of residence, study, and teaching in Japan have given Professor Cleaver an opportunity to observe its culture and to compare it with that of the United States, where he is a specialist in American studies. He reaches the conclusion that differences in the two cultures have been emphasized so much that similarities have been overlooked.... more...

  • The Last Samurai - Japanische Geschichtsdarstellung im populären Kinofilmby Daniel Scherrer

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 50.17

    Hollywood hat die Geschichte für sich entdeckt. Nach einer Ära der Sandalen- und Piratenfilme in den 60er und 70er Jahren, welche zum Teil ungewollt komisch wirken, präsentiert die Traumfabrik seit dem Erfolg von Ridley Scotts Gladiator im Jahr 2000 in regelmäßigen Abständen Filme, welche historische Stoffe verarbeiten. So entstand mittlerweile für... more...

  • War and Conscience in Japanby Nambara Shigeru; Richard H. Minear

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 64.99

    One of Japan's most important intellectuals, Nambara Shigeru defended Tokyo Imperial University against its rightist critics and opposed Japan's war. His poetic diary (1936?1945), published only after the war, documents his profound disaffection. In 1945 Nambara became president of Tokyo University and was an eloquent and ardent spokesman for academic... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Tokyoby Simon Richmond

    Rough Guides 2011; US$ 19.99

    The Rough Guide to Tokyo is the ultimate insider?s guide to Japan's hyperactive capital. All major and many off-the-beaten-tracks sights are covered in detail ? from the soaring Tokyo Sky Tree, the city?s newest, highest viewpoint, to the exciting new contemporary art complex 3331 Arts Chiyoda and the reborn architectural treasure Mitsubishi Ichigokan.... more...

  • Snow on the Pineby Kyoko Hatakeyama; Craig F. Freedman

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 193.00

    "Snow on the Pine" presents a compelling view of the Japanese foreign policy that runs counter to the common wisdom reducing Japan's post-war efforts to the pursuit of purely commercial interests. This book takes a new approach - the eventual Japanese defeat in the Second World War did not transform Japan into an exceptional state seeking... more...

  • The Samurai and the Sacredby Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 10.99

    The samurai were celebrated warriors, but they were also deeply spiritual men whose religious beliefs sustained and inspired their forays into battle. In this entirely original work, Stephen Turnbull, a leading authority on Japanese history and author of more than 50 books, reveals the soul of the samurai in a thoughtful exploration of the religions... more...

  • Japan and the Sino-Soviet Alliance, 1950-1964by Dr Christopher Braddick

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 165.00

    Japan and the Sino-Soviet Alliance 1950-1964 reveals the divisive impact of the Sino-Soviet Alliance on Japanese domestic politics and foreign relations during the turbulent years between 1950 and 1964. Drawing on extensive Japanese sources and unprecedented access to previously classified government documents, C.W. Braddick exposes the myths shrouding... more...

  • Japan Risingby Kenneth Pyle

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 19.95

    After more than a half century of withdrawal from international politics, Japan is back. What are the implications for the United States? more...